Degree

MUSIC
(Associate in Arts)
Required Courses                                                       Units
MUSIC 1A Elementary Harmony………………………………………….. 3
MUSIC 1B Elementary Harmony………………………………………….. 3
MUSIC 1C Elementary Theory Skills……………………………………. 1
MUSIC 1D ElementaryTheory Skills…………………………………….. 1
MUSIC 2A Advanced Harmony…………………………………………… 3
MUSIC 2B Advanced Harmony…………………………………………… 3
MUSIC 2C Advanced Theory Skills……………………………………… 1
MUSIC 2D Advanced Theory Skills……………………………………… 1
MUSIC 8A & 8B Music History……………………………………………. 6
Total units required for degree major………………………………… 22

Courses

MUSIC 1—Music Skills for Pre-Ed Majors  (3 units)     CSU
Development and application of basic music skills; study of notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, keyboard, recorder, and autoharp. For education majors and others with no previous experience in reading or playing music notation. Required music skills drill one hour a week minimum. Not open for credit with credit in ECE 21. (L)

MUSIC 1A—Elementary Harmony  (3 units)            CSU/UC
Review of music fundamentals. Emphasis on principle triads; part-writing procedures and analysis. Required of all music majors and minors. Corequisite: MUSIC 1C (Theory Skills) and MUSIC 8A (Music History). Students with no previous piano study should enroll in MUSIC 41A. (L)

MUSIC 1B—Elementary Harmony  (3 units)            CSU/UC
Continuation of MUSIC 1A. Study of diatonic harmony with introduction to secondary dominants and elementary modulation; exercises in part-writing, figured-bass, analysis, and melody harmonization. Required of all music majors and minors. Prerequisite: Music 1A Corequisite: MUSIC 1D. (L)

MUSIC 1C—Elementary Theory Skills  (1 unit)       CSU/UC
Exercises in applying theoretical concepts to the voice and keyboard. Emphasis on ear-training employing exercises in rhythmic reading and dictation, sight-singing, and melodic dictation. Required of all music majors and minors. Corequisite: MUSIC 1A or 1B or 2A or 2B.

MUSIC 1D—Elementary Theory Skills  (1 unit)       CSU/UC
Continuation of MUSIC 1C. Exercises in applying theoretical concepts to the voice and keyboard; emphasis on ear-training employing exercises in rhythmic reading and dictation, sight-singing, and melodic dictation. Required of all music majors and minors. Corequisite: MUSIC 1B.  Prerequisite:  MUSIC 1C.

MUSIC 2A—Advanced Harmony  (3 units)              CSU/UC
Theoretical and practical techniques of chromatic harmony studied through written exercises and analysis. Required of all music majors. Corequisite: MUSIC 2C.  Prerequisite:  MUSIC 1B.  (L)

MUSIC 2B—Advanced Harmony  (3 units)              CSU/UC
Continuation of MUSIC 2A. Includes chromatic linear techniques of the common practice period, late 19th century, and 20th century techniques studied through analysis and written exercises. Required of all music majors. Corequisite: Theory Skills sequence. (MUSIC 1C or 1D or 2C or 2D.) Prerequisite: MUSIC 2A.

MUSIC 2C—Advanced Theory Skills  (1 unit)         CSU/UC
Continuation of MUSIC 1D. Exercises in applying theoretical concepts of music with emphasis on ear-training,  exercises in rhythmic reading and dictation of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials, and sight-singing. Required of all music majors. Corequisite: MUSIC 2A.  Prerequisite:  MUSIC 1D.

MUSIC 2D—Advanced Theory Skills  (1 unit)         CSU/UC
Continuation of MUSIC 2C. Exercises in applying theoretical concepts to the voice; emphasis on ear-training employing exercises in rhythmic reading and dictation, sight-singing, and melodicdictation. Required of all music majors.  Corequisite:  Music 2B.  Prerequisite:  Music 2C.

MUSIC 3—Music Appreciation  (3 units)                 CSU/UC
Study of music in relation to the humanities; music and composers of the Western world from Medieval to the 20th Century. Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 3. (L)

MUSIC 8A—Music History  (3 units)                        CSU/UC
Chronological survey of Western art music with special emphasis on style, genres, composers, and important works; covers the period from antiquity to the early Baroque. Intended for the music major; ability to read music notation is essential; extensive listening to recorded examples required.

MUSIC 8B—Music History  (3 units)                        CSU/UC
Chronological survey of Western art music with special emphasis on style, genres, composers, and important works. Covers the period from the early Baroque to the present day. Intended for the music major; ability to read music notation is essential; extensive listening to recorded examples required.

MUSIC 12—Jazz Appreciation  (3 units)                 CSU/UC
General survey of jazz from its original and early development to present day; extensive listening to both recorded and live performances supports the lecture material. Not open for credit with credit in HUMAN 12. (L)
conducting. Prerequisite: MUSIC 14A.

MUSIC 14A—Conducting 1   (2 units)                            CSU
The study of style and technique of conducting with emphasis on interpretation and score analysis.  Corequisite:  Music 1A, 1C, or consent of instructor. (L)

MUSIC 15—Popular Music in the United States
                (3 units)                                                       CSU/UC
Survey of popular music in the United States from about 1850 to present; covers American Civil War songs, ragtime, blues, jazz, songwriting, musical theater, country music, Latin music styles, rock, and current trends. Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 15. (L)

MUSIC 16—World Music  (3 units)                           CSU/UC
Introduction to music as experienced through various world cultures including, but not limited to, Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and South America. Subcultures, such as Native American music and Ethnic North American music are also studied. Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 16. (L)

MUSIC 17—Music as Culture  (3 units)                    CSU/UC
A search of better understanding of what gives music meaning. Explorations into multiple genres, including classical, rock, rap, folk, Latino and world muisc with an emphasis on the nature of sound, meaning, diversity, performance and value judgments. Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 17. (L)

MUSIC 18—Rock Music History and Culture 
                (3 units)                                                              CSU
A survey of Rock music history with emphasis on its importance to culture and popular music.  Covers the roots of rock, emergence and early styles, the Beatles/British Invasion, San Francisco, Folk Rock, Soul and Motown, Jazz Rock, Art Rock, Mainstream, Heavy Metal, Dance, Rap, and the Hip-Hop culture, Alternative and Progressive Rock.  (L) Not open for credit to student with credit in HUMAN 18.

MUSIC 26R—Musical Theatre Workshop  (3 units)      CSU
Fundamentals of musical theatre performance; singing, acting, dancing, orchestra, and technical stagework.  Students may specialize in area of interest.  Works to be selected from various periods and syles.  Participation in Yuba College production is required. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 28R—Community Jazz Ensemble  (1 unit)                                          CSU/UC
Study and performance of jazz music literature. Grades are P/NP. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 30AR—Applied Skills-Woodwinds  (1 unit)            
                                                                                      CSU/UC
Improvement of technical facility, musicianship, and performing aspects of a woodwind instrument.  For music majors with a concentration in either flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, or bassoon.  Corequisite:  Music 1C, 1D, 2C, 2D, or concent of instructor. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 30BR—Applied Skills-Brass  (1 unit)          CSU/UC
Improvement of technical facility, musicianship, and performing aspects of a brass instrument. For music majors with a concentration in either trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba.  Corequisite:  Music 1C, 1D, 2C, 2D, or concent of instructor. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 30CR—Applied Skills-Composition  (1 unit)          
                                                                                      CSU/UC
Application of theory and harmony skills to original music composition.  Composing art music for piano, voice, and other instruments.  Prerequisite:  Music 2A or concent of instructor. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 30DR—Applied Skills-Percussion  (1 unit)              
                                                                                      CSU/UC
Improvement of technical facility, musicianship, and performing aspects of a percussion instrument. For music majors with a concentration in snare drum, timpani, and mallet instruments.  Corequisite:  Music 1C, 1D, 2C, 2D, or concent of instructor. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 30ER—Applied Skills-Strings  (1 unit)        CSU/UC
Improvement of technical facility, musicianship, and performing aspects of string instruments. For music majors with a concentration in violin, viola, cello or contrabass.  Corequisite:  Music 1C, 1D, 2C, 2D, or concent of instructor. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 30GR—Applied Skills-Classical Guitar 
                (1 unit)                                                         CSU/UC
Improvement of technical facility, musicianship, and performing aspects of the classical guitar. Corequisite:  Music 1C, 1D, 2C, 2D, or concent of instructor. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 31R—Applied Skills-Piano  (1 unit)             CSU/UC
Individualized instruction in advanced piano literature with emphasis on improvement of technical facility, musicianship, and performance. For music major with a piano concentration. Corequisite: MUSIC 1A, 1B, 1C, or 1D; or MUSIC 2A, 2B, 2C, or 2D and

MUSIC 8A or 8B. Prerequisite: MUSIC 42R  (4 semesters) or equivalent proficiency. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 32R—Applied Skills-Voice  (1 unit)             CSU/UC
Individualized instruction in vocal techniques, tone production, breathing, diction, and their application to the art song repertoire. One hour per week required in music lab. Required of vocal music majors. Prerequisite:  MUSIC 40D or equivalent.  Corequisite:

MUSIC 34R, 54R, or 554. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 33R—Chamber Choir  (3 units)                    CSU/UC
Small vocal ensemble; study, preparation, and performance of sacred and secular music from Renaissance through contemporary period in style; audition is required. Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 40A, 40B, 40C, 40D, or 32R required. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 34R—Symphony Chorus  (1 unit)               CSU/UC
Study, rehearsal and performance of the standard choral literature, including oratorio, cantata, opera, and extended choral works. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 35R—Beginning Guitar (1 or 2 units)         CSU/UC
Basic guitar technique with an emphasis on melody and chording. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 36R—Intermediate Guitar  (1 unit)              CSU/UC
A continuation of basic guitar technique with an emphasis on melody and chording. The student must provide their own acoustic (non-electric) guitar. Grades are P/NP. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 40A—Elementary Voice  (1 unit)                  CSU/UC
Group instruction in vocal techniques; tone production, breathing, diction, and their application to the art song repertoire; English and Italian diction emphasized. One hour per week in the music lab required. Required of vocal music majors. (L)

MUSIC 40B—Elementary Voice  (1 unit)                  CSU/UC
Group instruction in vocal techniques, tone production, breathing, diction, and their application to the art song repertoire; English, Italian, and German diction are emphasized. One hour per week in the music lab required. Required of vocal music majors. (L)

MUSIC 40C—Intermediate Voice  (1 unit)                CSU/UC
Group instruction in vocal techniques, tone production, breathing, diction, and their application to the art song repertoire; English, Italian, and German diction are emphasized. One hour per week in the music lab. Required of vocal music majors. (L)

MUSIC 40D—Intermediate Voice  (1 unit)                CSU/UC
Group instruction in vocal techniques, tone production, breathing, diction, and their application to the art song repertoire; English, Italian, and German diction are emphasized. One hour per week in the music lab required. Required of all vocal music majors. (L)

MUSIC 41AR—Elementary Piano  (1 unit)               CSU/UC
Elementary piano, covering the fundamentals of keyboard theory and technique, reading, solo and ensemble repertoire, and creative activities. (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.) (L)

MUSIC 41BR—Elementary Piano  (1 unit)               CSU/UC
Elementary piano covering the fundamentals of keyboard theory and technique, reading, solo and ensemble repertoire, and creative activities.  Prerequisite:  MUSIC 41AR (Repeatable: May be taken two times only.) (L)

MUSIC 42R—Intermediate Piano  (1 unit)               CSU/UC
Group piano class for students with at least one year of concentrated piano study; emphasis on technique, repertoire, and sight reading skills. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.) (L)

MUSIC 43R—Symphonic Band  (2 units)                CSU/UC
Study and performance of band literature in all periods of music. Emphasis on the development of ensemble playing techniques. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 44R—Instrumental Chamber Ensemble
                (2 units)                                                       CSU/UC
Study and performance of chamber music using brass, percussion, string, or woodwind instruments in small group ensembles. (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

MUSIC 54R—Community Chorus  (1 unit)                           
Study, rehearsal, and performance of the standard choral literature including oratorio, cantata, opera, and extended choral works. Open to all students and members of the community.  (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)